I spotted these Sand Hill Cranes feeding in a field next to a farm pond on N. Highway 41, a few miles North of Dunnellon, Florida. This group of cranes was a small flock of about six birds.
In Florida, many Sand Hill Cranes are migratory visitors during the Winter, but there are a few resident flocks in this state. Sand Hill Cranes mostly eat grains. These birds are often seen in grassy fields. I took these pictures on September 14, 2014 from inside the cab of our pick-up truck as we were briefly stopped on the side of the road. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!